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Material Options for Restroom Fixture & Accessories

Dcubicle supplies and constructs structures for public use applications. Many of our buildings especially restrooms, showers, and concession spaces that require many different types of accessories and fixtures. Stainless steel, plastic, and glass are all frequently used in different applications, and each of these materials has distinct advantages that they offer to restroom buildings.

Stainless steel

Steel is a durable material that is well suited for heavy wear-and-tear and/or vandalism that high-traffic public restrooms are subjected to. This material resists moisture, making it a hygienic and easy to sanitize surface option. Though stainless steel typically will require specialized cleaners to avoid getting a “foggy” appearance. Many different fixtures and restroom accessories are manufactured using stainless steel, such as toilets, seat cover dispensers, and sinks. Additionally, stainless steel has a unique appearance that can be used to create or enhance stylish modern restroom designs.


Plastic is also frequently used in restroom interiors. These materials are often used for restroom accessories, like soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, and waste receptacles. Restroom partitions are also commonplace in public use applications as easy-to-clean surfaces. Although the flush toilets themselves are not constructed using this material, toilet seats and other contact surfaces can be fabricated using plastics. Antimicrobial options are even available for increased hygienic value to meet certain design standards. In waterless restroom applications, plastic toilet risers and urinals are used almost exclusively.


The main advantages of using glass in restrooms include transmission of natural light, sound insulation, and thermal insulation. This allows designers to come up with unique designs and play around with natural light to make partitions more welcoming and appealing. It's smooth (glossy) surface makes it easy to clean and maintain. Since glass is waterproof and dustproof, it can work best in both dry and wet environments without the need for regular maintenance. Glass also doesn’t need paint or galvanizing to prevent rust as it is naturally resistant to corrosion. This translates to reduced costs, especially over time as the structure is more exposed to water. Furthermore, the glass is very classy for a clean and futuristic look!

DCubicle can include any material, brand, or style of fixtures and accessories in your restroom building according to your project requirements and preferences. Stainless steel, plastic, and glass materials are frequently used in restrooms, and each offers distinct advantages. Choosing between these materials often requires consideration for the unique application and traffic requirements. Contact Dcubicle today for more information about these material options for your restroom project!

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